A Personal Story

Submitted: Nov 27, 2000

Shared By: Candy

Weight: 130
Height: 57
Age: 31
Pregnancy Test: Positive
Resolution: Herbs were successful

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes
When was it taken? About 3 weeks after unprotected sex
What was the result. Positive
If more than one test was taken please include info for each one: 2 Home tests Pregnancy site confirmed by ultrasound

How was the pregnancy ended? Herbs
Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes

Were you using birth control? No
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. Lapse of judgment

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? December 17
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? January 1
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? January 17
How long do your cycles usually run? The whole cycle; 28 days, 30 days, more? less? does it vary? Usually every 4-4 weeks
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? regularly

What was the date when the herbs were started? January 18
for how many days were the herbs used (total)? 3 weeks
What was the date bleeding started if herbs were successful? January 31

Please include a summary of dosage information. And any side effects noted.
Dong Quai capsules 2000 mg every 4 hours,
Black Cohosh capsules 2000 mg every 4 hours,
Vitamin C tablets 1000 mg every 4 hours for approximately 3 weeks.
Bleeding began after 2 weeks. Cramping was significant, and bleeding continued for about 10 days.

Having already had my children, I was not ready for another. I became a little discouraged after the first week, and almost discontinued use. However, I kept taking the capsules and it worked. The success was confirmed by another ultrasound, showing cramp striation on the uterus. Thank you for keeping up this invaluable site.

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